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. there was a swiss girl. there was an indian guy, vinay. it was he and a couple of others. >> my roommate was latino. i mean, it was awesome. it was a cultural soup that really tasted good for everyone, you know, and he was in the center of it. >> narrator: eventually, he took an important step. >> i asked, you know, "barry obama. what kind of name is that for a brother? you know, where are you from exactly?" and he said, "well, i'm from hawaii, but my father was kenyan. and his name was barack obama. and i go by barry so that i don't have to explain my name all the time, and go into a long explanation of myself." and so i said, "well, if your name is barack obama, i'm going to call you barack obama because i like that name. >> narrator: in the school's literary magazine, barry now identified himself as barack obama. >> i think the word "barack" is absolutely essential to that identity of being, "i am a man. i am a man with a future. i need to be prepared for whatever that is going to be. i don't know the answers yet. but i sure as heck know i won't get there if i hang out and take things for grante
these coalitions-- african-americans, latinos and progressive whites. and he was able to pull that together and beat the machine. >> god bless you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart. >> and that kind of coalition building was incredibly influential for barack. >> narrator: obama's laboratory would be the city's south side. >> we had put an ad in a number of newspapers founa atmmcoity organizer in the south side of chicago. i'm looking for anybody who might be a good organizer, but i particularly need somebody who's african-american. >> and obama at that period of time, he is not sure he is black. for the guys that are hiring him, you know, "you'll do just fine." (people singing gospel music) >> narrator: but not everyone on the south side of chicago embraced the ivy league graduate. >> he had to work with a lot of different church leaders who weren't necessarily receptive to this young guy who came from the ivy league and did not have chicago roots. >> you know, chicago's a town that says, "we don't want nobody that nobody sent." well, barack was somebody that nobody sent. >> and
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